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Re: Thickness Isn't Thickness

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  • Subject: [mg29921] Re: Thickness Isn't Thickness
  • From: "OBrien-Malone" <dot at dot.dot>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 03:56:50 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <9j3agr$iop$1@smc.vnet.net>
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I don't think Mathematica allows anything similar. I  *always* end up
editing the Mathematica produced EPS output with Illustrator before using
the pictures in publications. I have found it too cumbersome to do anything
else, despite the annoyances of sometimes editing many similar graphs in a
similar way.

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aes wrote in message <9j3agr$iop$1 at smc.vnet.net>...
>The Line drawing capability in Illustrator allows you to select between
>what are called "butt", "round", or "projecting" caps as "Stroke
>attributes" on the ends of lines.
>
>Does Mathematica allow anything similar?
>
>(The Mathematica default seems to be the equivalent of "projecting caps",
which
>make for problems if you're trying to have a thickened line intersect a
>thinner line or other geometrical figure at 90 degrees, with the
>endpoint of the thicker line located on that figure, as is analytically
>convenient.  The end of the thick line then project through the thinner
>line, which is not wanted.)
>
>(And one could argue that "Thickness", taken literally, should increase
>the thickness but NOT the length of a line, as Mathematica unfortunately
>does.)
>




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